Female managing partners discuss their paths to the top – – and how other women can join them
Just 23 percent of law firm partners nationally are women and only 19 percent are equity partners – despite women making up half of law school attendees. And of the 42 largest law firms in Maryland that responded to The Daily Record’s Largest Law Firms survey, only four have a woman as managing partner or comparable leadership role. We spoke to those four women about the gender gap as well as their journey to leadership positions and how other women can join them.
Sharon Krevor-Weisbaum, interviewed for this article, commented, “I hope that my role has been a message to others that (Brown, Goldstein & Levy LLP’s) actions are consistent with its historic voice of equality. Women attorneys need and are entitled to strong mentorship and to enjoy equal opportunities in transition planning.”